From the writing desk of Nicole R. Locker
Dear CRW Members,
What an exciting email to write to you all today! We have a few new announcements, including your new CRW Board lineup for 2024, the official opening of our annual Novel Celebration (don’t miss this one!), and one of my final emails to send you all as your CRW President. While I will remain on the board next year as Treasurer, I want to let you all know that it has been a true pleasure to serve as your President for the past 2 years as we led CRW into new territory being a standalone writing organization. I’m excited to see CRW continue to grow and thrive, and we can’t do it without an incredible membership. You are what makes this organization special.
I also want to share that I am so very glad I stepped out of my comfort zone a few years ago and offered to step into a vacated role. Through my time serving on this board and volunteering in various ways for CRW, I have met some truly incredible people that I now consider friends! I am blessed by the connections and friendships I’ve made and continue to make with those who have pitched in here and there or served alongside me. I hope that many of you will consider this an invitation to step out of your own comfort zones and look at volunteer opportunities we have in 2024. (You can still sign up for those here!)
I hope to continue seeing you all in workshops, sprints, and other CRW programming, so rather than a farewell, I will share a “see you soon!”
Keep reading for important updates!
Please join me in extending a big, warm welcome to our newest members of CRW:
- Madeline Sills
- Alissa Eby
- Reem Fransis
- Katy Mastandrea
- Flo Bertsch
- Maida Malby
- Michelle Caffrey
- Ken Pieper
- Rachel LaBerge
- Erika Nielsen
- Hannah Northrop
- Twila Mason
- Laurie Woodford
- Maigan Wipfli
2024 Elected Board Members
The votes are in, and I’m pleased to present your new CRW Board for 2024!
President: Katrina Marie
Secretary: Stephanie Derbas
Treasurer: Nicole R. Locker
Vice President of Communications: Cheryl Barton
Vice President of Programs: TBD
Vice President of Workshops: David-Matthew Barnes
A Novel Celebration
Writing a whole book is a serious feat, and CRW wants to celebrate our members’ accomplishments from the past year! If you completed or published a manuscript between December 1, 2022, and November 30, 2023, enter this year’s Novel Celebration for a chance to win a free CRW Membership Renewal in 2024!
YOU COULD WIN! Five entries will be randomly selected to win a FREE membership renewal promo code for 2024.
Every Tuesday: 9am ET | 8am CT | 7am MT | 6am PT
Sprints with Tanya on Zoom
Every Saturday: 12pm ET | 11am CT | 10am MT | 9am PT
Sprints with Michelle on Zoom
Want to run sprints at a different day/time? Let us know!
Invest in your own growth as a writer this year! Here is the lineup of workshops we have for January 2024. Members attend at a discounted price!
|Workshop Track||CRW Member Price||Non-Member Price|
|General Track (Craft, Business)||$20 CRW Member||$30 Non-Member|
|Advanced Track||$30 CRW Member||$40 Non-Member|
|Members Only||FREE for CRW Members||N/A|